Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV's core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.
Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching well over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies, and has also founded several technology initiatives to accelerate the path to market for promising technologies, including the PowerBridgeNY clean energy proof-of-concept center, the NYC Media Lab, and BioMedX, formerly the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership.
CTV's efforts are backed by 45 full time staff and an additional 30+ graduate student interns (CTV Fellows), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.
The Compliance Analyst will work with the Compliance and Special Projects team in a critical but multifaceted role at CTV. In this role, the Compliance Analyst will report to the Director of Contracts and Compliance (DCC), and will be responsible for tasks and special projects as allocated by the DCC. Responsibilities include: tracking and communicating ongoing issues across a wide array of operational processes and then working with the rest of the licensing, legal, and operations staff to ensure on-time resolution. Processes to be tracked or verified would include (but are not be limited to): invention disclosures; material transfer agreements; industry sponsored research agreements; issues related to outstanding legal assignment matters; invention review decisions; and any other issues that require interaction with Licensing Officers or Faculty to be resolved. The Compliance Analyst will utilize the TechTracs database management system of CTV and other databases.
General Minimum Qualifications: -BA or equivalent degree and/or its equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -The most important criteria for this job are an extraordinary ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently, and to track projects over time at varying degrees of detail.
-The candidate must have outstanding organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented in a high-volume dynamic environment.
-Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
-The candidate must be able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities, and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to interact effectively with our internal and external stakeholders.
-Familiarity with the basic Microsoft Office suite required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173004
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.